George V 1935 Jubilee Crown struck in gold, with original Royal Mint letters

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George V 1935 Jubilee Crown struck in gold, with original Royal Mint letters

George V (1910-36), gold Proof Crown, 1935, Silver Jubilee Issue, bare head left with raised BM for Bertram Mackennal on truncation, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:, rev. stylised St George and dragon left, raised PM initials to lower right for engraver Percy Metcalfe, denomination and date above, edge inscribed in raised letters, DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI XXV., weight 48.01g (Bull 3656 R3; ESC 379; L&S 47; S.4048; KM.842b). Toned, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as PF63 Cameo, the finest currently graded; for comparison PCGS seem to have graded four pieces, two of which are at 64 level, extremely rare.

NGC certification 4864284-001.

Mintage thought to be 28 pieces with only 25 confirmed released to the public.

The Latin legend translates as "George the Fifth, by the grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India." On the edge the inscription translates as "An ornament and a safeguard, in the 25th year of the reign."

This lot is accompanied with original letters from the Royal Mint concerning the successful application and ballot to allot the 25 pieces to the public. Included are Royal Mint letter as a delivery note originally enclosed with the gold Crown dated the 15th May 1935, informing the recipient G. Beale Esq. of his success in the public ballot in obtaining a gold version of the Silver Jubilee Crown, for which there were 1,329 applications, hand signed by Robert A. Johnson, Deputy Master and Controller. Additionally there is a follow up photostat letter dated 23rd May 1935, from Deputy Master and Controller Robert A. Johnson once again congratulating the recipient, and for interest purposes enclosing a two page list of the names and addresses of all the successful applicants, which number to 25 persons including Mr Beale the recipient. Note on the lists there are 24 entries but two examples are embedded in the entry to Spink and Son Ltd for two different customer accounts.

 

CM06292

£95,000
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